On Friday, September 29th, many people gathered in Evergreen Park at Yukich Field for the annual Hot Rod & Classic Car Show! This annual event brings dozens of car enthusiasts to show off their classic and antique vehicles.
This year's event proceeds went to Anthony's Avengers Defeat DIPG Foundation. Katie Gaskin founded the group in memory of her 7-year-old son Anthony Pappalas, who died from the disease in March.The Mt. Greenwood boy was six-years-old when he was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas. DIPG is an aggressive tumor that forms at the base of the brain that almost exclusive strikes children between the ages of 4 and 11. The disease eventually interferes with the child’s bodily functions, depriving a child of the ability to move, to communicate, and even to eat and drink.
Visitors to this year’s hot rod and classic car show in Evergreen Park hung out and were able to purchase food from local restaurants as well as the Evergreen Park Fire Department. Music was provided by The Wrong Boys who played a ton of great music for everyone to enjoy.
Overall it was a perfect Fall night to support a great cause, eat some delicious food, listen to an amazing band, and of course, check out some pretty cool cars! Be sure to check out the event next year!